Makeblock Invited to Showcase and Speak on STEM Education at Microsoft’s Global Education Partner Summit
Makeblock, the global leader in STEM education and DIY robotics solutions, was invited as a top worldwide education partner by Microsoft to attend the 2017 edition of the Global Education Partner Summit (GEPS) February 13-16, 2017 at the Microsoft Conference Center (MSCC) in Redmond, WA.
Makeblock’s speaking session was scheduled for 11a.m. -12 p.m. during the Partner Showcase keynote on February 15, “This session focused on How Azure is Changing How We Interact with mBot,” said Johnson Zhang, Head of Marketing at Makeblock, who was the speaker for Makeblock’s session, “Featuring Face Detection, Emotion Recognition, Bing Speech Recognition and Computer Vision, mBot is empowered by Microsoft Azure with stronger visual and auditory function, offering students a fun experience to learn AI knowledge and a chance to better understand empathy and human-robot relationships.”
Makeblock discussed topics that are a priority for STEM Education with Microsoft at GEPS
Makeblock spotlighted mBot, mBot Ranger, Ultimate Robot Kit and Airblock, its STEM education solutions for educators with hands on demos and took a look at best practices for integrating Microsoft’s products, programs and initiatives with Makeblock’s STEM education platform, with mBlock, the star STEM educational software as the highlighting example. Makeblock’s STEM educational robot kit mBot supports the iOS (iPhones & iPads), Android, and Windows platforms, and is integrated with Azure Cognitive Service, one of the world’s leading cloud platform.
Makeblock STEM Educational Product at GEPS
At the event, Makeblock and Microsoft said they were deepening an existing partnership that in which Makeblock could get early access to new Microsoft technologies and jointly working on STEM education solutions that are specifically tailored for the educators’ needs.
The summit also heard key executives like Worldwide EDU Business Development Manager Ryan Scott from Microsoft, who has long been at the forefront of education reform explain how the new approach will reshape the educational atmosphere.
“Makeblock approaches STEM education in a truly unique and effective way, we are happy to partner with Makeblock on its mission: to take education to the next level in varied areas. ” Ryan Scott said.
The two companies have already created a technology team of engineers that is attempting to fine-tune Microsoft’s technology to work more efficiently with Makeblock’s STEM education products to ultimately make STEM education accessible to more people on a global scale.